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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice


This program is an interdisciplinary course of study in the areas of law enforcement, substantive law, court structure and process, and corrections as integral components of the criminal justice system. An emphasis is placed on the historical, psychological, sociological, and political aspects within criminal justice.

Coursework in the Criminal Justice Certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their LCC advisor for proper advisement and course selection.

Institutional Proficiency Requirements

In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG095, MATH075 and READ095 that are outlined on page 77 to meet all graduation requirements.

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Certificate Requirements - Minimum of 36 Credit Hours Print Requirements

Program Requirements       (15 hours)
CJ111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 credits
CJ200 Professional Ethics 3 credits
CJ201 Criminal Law 3 credits
CJ225 Criminal Procedure 3 credits
CJ233 Report Writing and Documentation 3 credits
Related Studies       (9 hours)
CJ121 Introduction to Corrections 3 credits
CJ131 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 credits
CJ205 Probation, Parole and Community Corrections 3 credits
CJ215 Juvenile Justice System 3 credits
CJ221 Law Enforcement and Community Relations 3 credits
CJ231 Criminal Investigation 3 credits
Approved Electives       (12 hours)
ANTH221Cultures of the World 3 credits
CJ210 Deviant Behavior 3 credits
CSA150 Computer Fundamentals 3 credits
LAW242 Business Law 3 credits
POLS151 American National Government 3 credits
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SPAN101 Beginning Spanish I 3 credits

Criminal Justice Certificate Curriculum Profile 2012-2015

Gainful Employment Criminal Justice Information

Program Resources

Program Director: Shirley Marlow
Phone: (505)454-2565
Email: smarlow@luna.edu
Program Advisor: Cindy Armijo
Phone: (505)454-2588
Email: carmijo@luna.edu

ACCESS Center Personnel

Director: Renee Maestas
Phone: (505)454-5355
Email: rmaestas@luna.edu
Advisor: Janice Medrano
Phone: (505)454-2546
Email: jmedrano@luna.edu

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